consideration of a question in open and usually informal debate --Websters Dictionary
I usually use these discussion posts to participate in chatty memes and book chats, but today I thought I'd actually pose a question that I really need help with.
How do you choose the books to take with you on a roadtrip? And how many do you bring with you?
I'm going on a short road trip this weekend and I'm practically having anxiety attacks trying to figure out what I should do. First I have my kindle, but then what if I get tired of the ebook format and want to read something papery? And then do I take my "just for me" book, my review book (which I could actually finish), or something completely different so it feels more vacation-y? Or...should I bring them all? And then I wonder, would bringing them all make me like I have more freedom or less? Do you see my problem?
I've done both before - something new and completely different, and something I was already reading, my kindle, and paper, only a couple, and a whole bunch. But I've always felt either too restricted or like I went overboard. And the goal is not to feel either of those things this time around.
So I need your advice. How do you choose which book(s) to bring with you on road trips?
PS. My options are: Linked by Imogen Howson (paper review copy), Belonging by karen Ann Hopkins (kindle review copy), Boundless by Cynthia Hand (just for me), and The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (just for me) for books I've already started AND Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, Blood Red Road by Moira Young, Through to You by Emily Hainsworth, and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for something completely new and different.
ETA (April 1, 2013): Thanks for all the comments and suggestions! Here's what I ended up doing:
I took two "just for me" books and then my Kindle which has a mix of everything just in case that didn't work out, but my intention was to go with only the physical books because reading from my kindle, I'd have to pick which book all over again and probably stress myself out trying to decide. This worked out pretty well, though the first half of the trip I ended up not feeling very well so I didn't read as much as I wanted to. I took your suggestions and brought Blood Red Road and Boundless but I mostly ended up reading Boundless. At least I got a taste of Blood Red Road and I'll try to read it soon. I didn't even touch my Kindle at all. Thanks again, you guys rock!
And keep the discussion going. I'm still curious how everyone does it!